Fast National ratings for Friday, November 28, 2014.

On a post-Thanksgiving Friday featuring the start of the Christmas-themed programming season, "Grimm" helped NBC score a slim win overall and tie with "20/20"-paced ABC for victory in the key demo.

The CW got good numbers for a slew of family-friendly encores, while CBS also got an OK first 2014 "Frosty the Snowman" airing. 

On to the numbers...

Among adults 18-49, ABC and NBC averaged a 1.1 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. CBS was third with a 0.9 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 0.6 key demo rating. The CW averaged a 0.4 key demo rating for Friday night. 

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 5.13 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/6 share for Friday night, edging out the 5.07 million viewers and 3.1/6 for ABC. CBS was third with a 2.8/5 and 4.865 million viewers, far ahead of the 1.81 million viewers and 1.1/2 for FOX. The CW was close behind with 1.51 million viewers and a 0.8/2.

8 p.m. - "Dateline" delivered Friday's best numbers with 6.98 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 8 p.m. hour. CBS' "The Amazing Race" was second with 5.31 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat averaged 4.35 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating for second. FOX's "MasterChef Junior" repeat averaged 2.22 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating, topping the 1.78 million viewers and 0.4 key demo rating for The CW's "Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer."

9 p.m. - A repeat of "Shark Tank" won the 8 p.m. hour overall for ABC with 5.63 million viewers and finished second with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Grimm" won the hour with a 1.2 key demo rating and finished second with 5.08 million viewers. CBS was third with "Frosty the Snowman" (4.66 million and a 1.1 key demo) and "Yes Virginia" (3.64 million and a 0.7 key demo). FOX's "Gotham" repeat averaged 1.4 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating, compared to the 1.24 million viewers and 0.3 key demo rating for The CW's "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" and "Merry Madagascar."

10 p.m. - ABC's "20/20" won the 10 p.m. hour with 5.22 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, beating the 5.14 million viewers and 0.7 key demo rating for CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" repeat. NBC's new "Constantine" averaged 3.32 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating. 

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.

A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.